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New York State Introduce The Textalyzer

Most of us know of the breathalyzer, the device that all police officers carry in their cars to check if you’re over the alcoholic tolerance levels whilst driving. The simple device has been in use for…

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Malware May be Using Real GPS Data to Scam Speeders

There is a new malware scam hitting computers in Pennsylvania posing as an email containing a speeding ticket and containing a link that loads malicious software onto the user’s computer. The emails claim to be from…

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US Police Group: iPhone “Device of Choice” for Criminals

Three US police groups have filed a brief in court that Apple’s iPhone has become the “device of choice” for criminals, due to its strong encryption, and are aware of “numerous instances” in which suspects have…

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Researcher Finds New Way to Hijack Drones Mid-Flight

It is often easy to forget that while the majority of drones making the news are operated by hobbyists and amateurs, the US government is rolling out a number of more expensive UAVs for use by…

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Another Near Miss as Drone Flies Close to Jet at Heathrow

Drones are a wonderful piece of technology and the more we advance them the more we can do. I mean, they have created a drone that works both in the air and even underwater. How can…

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Hoverboard Company Backs Down After Rivals Raided At CES 2016

Trends come and go, from the latest phone to the newest console people often buy and then upgrade their technology a few months later. A few years ago the world was caught in a segway craze,…

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18TB of Hacked Data from Largest US Police Union Leaked

A massive cache of private files belonging to the largest police union in America was leaked online following a breach of its website. The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents around 330,000 US police officers, admitted…

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Is Debian Founder’s Death Linked to Allegations of Police Brutality?

The tragic and mysterious death of Debian founder Ian Murdock was revealed by Docker on 30th December. The day before his death, Murdock posted a series of disturbing tweets in which he threatened to kill himself,…

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FAA Set Deadline For Drone Registration

For a while now the hot topic for technology being used by the public has been drones. Small devices capable of flight with everything from a camera to a gun attached to them. Recently a drone…

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Tokyo Police to Launch Anti-Drone Drone Squad

Many countries are beginning to come up with their own answer to drones being used dangerously or criminally. Now Japan has moved to restrict the usage of personal drones too, following an episode where a drone…

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Woman Arrested After Her Car Reported Her to Police

  A woman was reported to police for an alleged hit-and-run by her own car. 57-year-old Cathy Bernstein of Port St. Lucie, Florida, crashed into the back of a of a minivan and fled the scene,…

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Belgians Aid Police With Cat Pictures

After the recent events in Paris, police in Belgium have been operating to find Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Paris attacks. The operations came to a height on Sunday when a search of Brussels was…

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Police Body Cameras Pre-Installed With Worm

Police are just one of many organisations that are using technology to help their everyday activities. One of these pieces of technology is body cameras, small devices which can record a policemen’s actions, allowing them to…

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Arrested And Robbed All In One Night – All Streamed On Twitch

Live streaming is a big thing these days, with anybody being able to put on a camera, share their screen and show the world everything from their video games to board game parties. Sadly the opportunity…

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US Federal Agent Admits To Stealing $820,000 Bitcoins From Silk Road

Shaun Bridges, a former US DEA agent who was investigating the online drug marketplace Silk Road, has been charged with obstructing justice and money laundering. He has since admitted the charges that were levelled against him. So, how did…

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North Dakota Police Will Utilize Weaponised Drones

Drones used to be a thing of the future, small robotic creatures that would fly around and swarm the skies. They would be included in Hollywood blockbusters such as Terminator and even the ones where they…

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UK Police Hijacks Ads on 251 Pirate Sites

City of London Police have seized ad revenue from 251 sites that host or link to copyrighted material and replaced and replaced ads with anti-piracy messages, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. For the last…

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Man Arrested For Stealing Electricity On A Train

Anyone who’s been on a train recently for a long journey will understand that most modern trains come with some power outlets. I have travelled quite a bit in recent years on trains and can safely…

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Tactical Camera Ball Lets Police Scope the Scene Before Entering

A Boston startup has developed a new device to help police and first responders assess a potentially dangerous area before having to enter. Bounce Imaging, founded by MIT alumni, has designed and built the tactical sphere…

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UK Police Scanning Festival-Goers’ Faces

Attendees at this weekend’s Download Festival in Donington have been subject to a rather Orwelian process of facial scans and RFID tracking by UK police. Leicestershire Police implemented the advanced surveillance technologies to detect and identify…

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US Police Forced to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

It’s strange to think that the police force could become a victim of hackers. The strict network security implementation would make you think that they’re safe from any hacking scheme. Clearly not. Maine police departments have…

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Guy Caught Watching Lord of the Rings While Driving at 60mph

A van driver is said to have been caught watching a DVD version of Lord of the Rings while speeding at 60 mph on the M25 near Cobham in Surrey, UK. The police stated they were…

NSA Fort Meade HQ

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Attack at NSA Headquarters: One Dead, Two Injured

This morning at the NSA’s Fort Meade headquarters an unidentified car attempted to ram the entrance gate. Shots were fired after the gate was rammed, authorities are saying that one individual is dead and there are…

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UK Police Calls for ‘Adult Only’ Game Ratings

Violent media has long been a scapegoat for societal ills: from the 1960s through to the 1980s, conservative reactionary Mary Whitehouse waged a one-woman war on social liberalism – essentially, freedom of expression – with a…

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US Cop Fired For Racial Abuse on Xbox Live

A Deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been fired after being caught on camera making racial threats over Xbox Live. Former Deputy Michael Slater abused a man known only as “David”, who was deliberately…

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Seattle Police Launches YouTube Channel to Share Body Camera Footage

Police body cameras have been a big source of contention lately. With various police shootings in the US, and the subsequent protests, many have called to have body cameras introduced for officers. Well, Seattle Police have…

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Kinect to Teach Police “Use of Force” Options

A new piece of software for the Windows version of Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect peripheral could be used to teach cops how to deal with confrontational situations. The system uses MILO Range, an “interactive use of force,…